5 day non-residential Group Work and Psychodrama Training Workshop, October 16-20, 2024 - Brisbane

Event Cost: 
$1,070 if not enrolled in Core Program


The purpose of this five-day intensive workshop is to train in psychodrama, sociodrama, sociometry, role training and general group work. It is designed to strenthen abilities to practice the psychodramatic method in a wide variety of settings, including psychotherapy and growth groups, in community groups, in individual counselling and psychotherapy, in education, staff training, or in pastoral care and to function in a leadership capacity in groups and organisations.

The workshop is for beginning, intermediate and advanced trainees. Those attending come from Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.

Learning Outcomes and Process

Those who attend will experience a wide range of concerns emerging in group sessions. There will be a greater development of new ways of functioning as psychodrama directors, role trainers, auxiliaries, group leaders and group members, as a result of contacting other aspects of the self and through supervised practice.

Trainees can expect to direct psychodrama, sociometry, sociodrama and role training sessions. You will learn a considerable amount of psychodrama theory and practice. The emphasis is on supervised experiential learning, producing, and integration of theory and practice, leading to more satisfaction in professional functioning and personal living.  There will be time set aside for writing to further assist the integration of this method into professional practice.


Elizabeth Synnot is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner.  She has been conducting psychodrama training, and supervision in its ethical application, for many years.  She delights in the experiential learning process, that includes in-the-moment supervision, as group life and enactments unfold.  In her workshops, you can expect that this experiential learning will be accompanied by discussions, supervision and oral reports.  Her application of this methodology is in organisational settings, some community settings, with families and some individuals working psychotherapeutically.  Contact Elizabeth by text or phone on +61 411 876 969 or via email dizzysynnot@gmail.com .

Sara Crane is a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner who has been a trainer with the Christchurch Institute in New Zealand for the past 20 years. Currently she is involved in the training programs in Christchurch and Dunedin and has a particular interest in family systems and group work. She works as a Psychodramatist based in Christchurch running groups and working with a wide range of people including young children and families (often with help from her dog).

Dates & Times  

10 am Wednesday 16th October, 2024 to 4.00 pm Sunday 20th October, 2024

We start each day at 10.00 am and conclude at around 8.00 pm (except for Sunday) with meal and recreation breaks (Note:  lunch is not provided.  Please bring food for yourself to enjoy.  A light meal will be provided for dinner).   


Melaleuca Place, 1A,55 Clarence Street, Coorparoo, Brisbane just a two minute walk from the Coorparoo Railway station.


$60 - $70 from the airport.  Alternative is to catch the train from the airport to Roma Street station ($15)  and then by train to the Centre($7).   


Full payment is required before the workshop commences.  A payment schedule can be negotiated. Note that lunch is not provided. 

Billeting will be organised for those from interstate or overseas with a local participant wherever possible.  Kirkland House (Bed and Breakfast) is a twenty minute walk and Hotel Chino is a thirty-five minute walk away.  We will give you a car ride at the end of each day.

Contact Elizabeth

All those who are not currently a trainee of an AANZPA training insititute are required to contact Elizabeth to discuss your purpose in attending and your development goals. Phone +61 (0)411 876 969 or email: dizzysynnot@gmail.com


Once you have organised your enrollment with Elizabeth, an invoice will be sent to you.  Where possible pay by Electronic Funds Transfer to Westpac Bank: Psychodrama Australia, BSB 034-058 Account number 320192.  On the Reference include your initials and surname plus Oct 2024.  Those new to training will be asked to complete a Trainee Institute contract.  Elizabeth will forward this to you.

The training run though this Psychodrama Australia Brisbane Campus is accredited through the Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Inc (AANZPA) which is also a foundation member of PACFA. For further details go to their website at aanzpa.org. If you have further questions about psychodrama or psychodrama training you could contact Elizabeth Synnot at dizzysynnot@gmail.com or text to 0411876969 or browse our Frequently Asked Questions.

Tea and coffee will be available all day.  There is a kitchen with fridge and microwave for your use.  Please bring what you will enjoy eating and will sustain you through each day.  The protocol we are using to ensure your health and safety during the workshop will be provided on enrolment.  Of course, changes to requirements can happen rapidly and we commit to following the up to date advice of the Queensland Chief Medical Officer.


Wednesday 16th October, 2024
Start 10:00 am
17/10, 18/10, 19/10, 20/10/2024
Melaleuca Place
1A/55 Clarence St, Coorparoo
Brisbane, QLD